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Mode analysis of LMA fibers using the correlation filter method
Author(s): Daniel Flamm; Christian Schulze; Oliver A. Schmidt; Siegmund Schröter; Michael Duparré
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Paper Abstract

We present the correlation filter method for measuring the modal power spectrum of beams emerging from multi-mode optical fibers. An optical filter acts as central element of the measurement process performing the integral relation of correlation. This filter is realized by a computer-generated hologram with a specifically designed transmission function based on the spatial distribution of guided modes in the investigated waveguide. The correlation filter method provides modally resolved information about amplitudes, phase differences and polarization states. Hence, the full information about the optical field becomes available. Beside a detailed presentation of the measurement process, the setup and the design of the correlation filters, the major advantage of the method, the ability to perform real-time measurements, is introduced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8237, Fiber Lasers IX: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 82370Z (15 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.906672
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Daniel Flamm, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Christian Schulze, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Oliver A. Schmidt, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (Germany)
Siegmund Schröter, Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V. (Germany)
Michael Duparré, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8237:
Fiber Lasers IX: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Eric C. Honea; Sami T. Hendow, Editor(s)

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